Dating someone with strict parents means there is a sign board for you – “beware”.
It’s like this dear folks – people with strict parents are used to being driven into things in a different way. Apparently, it will take them some time to cross over their Lakshman Rekha set by their parents. Be patient. Give them wings to fly. Be there to support when they stumble. And see how amazingly grounded these sweethearts can be.
Here’s a list of things you may have to deal with if your guy’s or girl’s parents are strict:
Their mommy has ingrained in them that early to bed and early to rise will make them a good person.
While Sunday may be the only day of the week when the two of you are completely free, given the strict parent scenario, your girlfriend or boyfriend may have to stay home with their family, instead of coming out on a date.
They might just get a panic attack if you don’t.
Netflix and HBO TV series may be banned at home. Honest confessions about their ignorance of the high rated TV serials might take you by surprise.
For many years since they were just three feet above ground, they were only allowed to watch sixty minutes of TV daily.
They have been taught to believe that too many movies will decay their brain.
They were brought up with a ‘no gadget on the dining table’ rule.
Your intellect might get compared to that of a caveman.
That’s when you realize just how benevolent and humanly they are!
Hang onto them for life.
If you finish in less than sixty seconds, they might get paranoid about you passing on germs to them. No kidding.
All your dates have to either finish before it or start after s/he is done talking to parents.
Bear with it, please. Don’t make them choose between you and their folks even if you spent a week (and half your month’s salary) on planning a romantic dinner. Let them have the sweet five minutes’ phone call and they are all yours.
Being polite and full of manners comes naturally to them. No sweat.
Don’t take offense if they chide you for being untidy. It’s all in good faith.
They might just want to pick fights with a cop, beat someone up, flunk or lose a well paying job – all because they are so unhappy with their loved ones dictating dos-and-don’ts all the time.
If you are dating such a person – the best thing you can do is to help them keep the good things their parents taught and unlearn everything else (without causing any irreversible damage).